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Hearing loss quality of live
April 27, 2022

How does hearing loss impact quality of life? | Pacific Neuroscience Institute

by PNI Experts

Hearing loss is highly associated with increased rates of depression, feelings of isolation, cognitive decline, and dementia.

Jennifer Bramen Professional Spotlight
April 25, 2022

Professional Spotlight: Dr. Jennifer Bramen’s Innovations in Science & Technology

by Amelia Garrison

Jennifer Bramen, PhD, is dedicated to improving the lives of patients through patient-centered technology at Pacific Brain Health Center.

Retina AI analysis of neural tissue
March 15, 2022

AI Analysis of Retinal Photography May Predict Serious Health Issues

by Amelia Garrison

A recent study conducted by researchers in China, Australia, and Germany, indicates that AI analysis of retinal photography may help medical professionals identify health complications before symptoms appear. The study coupled Deep Learning (DL) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to analyze images from the back surface of the eye, or fundus, which is comprised of neural tissue. The results have opened the door to the future of personalized (and preventative) medicine.

Alzheimer's cognitive decline memory loss
March 8, 2022

Alzheimer’s FAQs (3/3): Tips for supporting a loved one with cognitive decline

by PNI Experts

When supporting people with cognitive impairment, it can be helpful to remember that memory problems, personality changes, and other functional limitations are not intentional. A little patience can go a long way…and when it comes to dementia we could all use a little more empathy.

Memory loss signs of Alzheimer's disease
March 8, 2022

Alzheimer’s FAQs (2/3): How soon should my family or friends see a doctor for memory loss?

by PNI Experts

When it comes to memory concerns, for a number of reasons, typically the sooner these can be evaluated the better. For one thing, for the many of us that may be perpetually worried about potential memory problems—fearing that every time we misplace our keys we must be experiencing the first signs of dementia—getting evaluated can be a great way to put our minds at ease.

Alzheimer's recognize the signs
March 8, 2022

Alzheimer’s FAQs (1/3): What if my family or friends have cognitive decline?

by PNI Experts

Talking to a loved one about cognitive decline can be a real challenge. Often people with cognitive changes may not have “insight” into their condition—not recognizing changes that may be quite noticeable to others. In addition to general “forgetfulness,” some of the common signs and symptoms that might prompt concern.

NFL cognitive screening
February 22, 2022

New Program to Help Retired NFL Players: ‘The brain can only take so much’

by Guest Author

Retired NFL players can undergo initial cognitive screenings and have access to many other services offered at PNI.

Hall of Fame Health NFL Saint John's Health Center
February 12, 2022

PNI Offers Cognitive Screening to Retired NFL Hall of Famers

by Guest Author

In partnership with the Hall of Fame, PNI located at Providence Saint John’s Health Center offers cognitive screening for retired pro football players.

PNI Centers of Excellence
September 16, 2019

PNI Newsletter: Fall 2019 Issue

by Zara Jethani

PNI now has over 30 physicians taking care of patients with a wide range of neurological conditions. With clinics at Providence Saint John's Health Center and Little Company of Mary Torrance, our nationally and internationally recognized experts are happy to see routine and urgent referrals.

Last updated: January 10th, 2020